Allegheny Mtns of WV
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Hampshire County, West Virginia
Bikes: Giant Cypress
On the Wheel
Whenever there is a breakaway taking place the riders chase after him and Phil says, "he's on his wheel". Now I know about the slipstream and the advantage you get riding behind someone else, but does riding on someone's wheel actually slow them down?
I'm thinking that when the breakaway gets caught then he stops pedaling harder and slows down because there is no use in expending more energy rather than catching the wheel actually causing him to slow down.